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Fortinet’s FortiClient receives fourth prestigious Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% Award

  • 17 October, 2006 11:26

<p>FortiClient™ endpoint security software recognized for high performance and solid malware detection rates</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2006. Fortinet – the pioneer and leading provider of multi-threat security solutions – today announced that its FortiClient™ end-point security software has earned its fourth consecutive Virus Bulletin 100% award for its best-in-class antivirus capabilities. In this test, FortiClient was lauded for its high performance, solid detection rates, easy-to-use interface, comprehensive range of functions and central management capabilities.</p>
<p>Well-known in the industry, the Virus Bulletin (VB) 100% awards recognize products that have been tested by independent experts and proven to accurately detect 100 percent of viruses known to be “in the wild,” constituting current, real-world viruses.</p>
<p>Virus Bulletin staff tested FortiClient 3.0 along with 25 other antivirus products for their detection rates, lack of false positives and speed of scanning on the widely-used Windows OS. This latest VB 100% award adds to Fortinet’s impressive and unmatched portfolio of technology certifications and accolades – including four VB 100% awards, two NSS certifications (IPS, UTM) and eight ICSA certifications (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client anti-virus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware).</p>
<p>“Incidents of malware and other threats are continuing to escalate and only a few vendors are proving themselves capable enough to stop them,” said Michael Xie, Fortinet founder, CTO and vice president of engineering. “The Virus Bulletin 100% award is one such metric and holds winning companies to uncompromising standards. We are pleased to accept this designation for the fourth consecutive time.”</p>
<p>Fortinet's FortiClient™ host security software addresses the need for secure access and endpoint protection for telecommuters, mobile workers, remote sites and partners. A unified security agent for personal computers and smart phones, FortiClient integrates host antivirus, host anti-spyware, a personal firewall, IPSec VPN, web content filtering and registry monitoring.</p>
<p>FortiClient supports the most popular Microsoft Windows operating systems natively and also includes network address translation (NAT) traversal, centralized policy management, multiple policy support for access to multiple devices, strong encryption, and a comprehensive set of tools for troubleshooting. Designed to extend real-time protection to the desktop and mobile users, FortiClient automatically removes viruses, spyware, worms and other network threats by scanning and cleaning both incoming and outgoing email messages.</p>
<p>For a 90-day evaluation of FortiClient end point security software, visit: Or, visit for more information.</p>
<p>About Fortinet (
Fortinet is the pioneer and leading provider of ASIC-accelerated multi-threat security systems, which are used by enterprises and service providers to increase their security while reducing total operating costs. Fortinet solutions were built from the ground up to integrate multiple levels of security protection--including firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, VPN, spyware prevention and anti-spam--providing customers a way to protect multiple threats as well as blended threats. Leveraging a custom ASIC and unified interface, Fortinet solutions offer advanced security functionality that scales from remote office to chassis-based solutions with integrated management and reporting. Fortinet solutions have won multiple awards around the world and are the only security products that are certified eight times over by the ICSA (firewall, antivirus, IPSec, SSL, IDS, client antivirus detection, cleaning and anti-spyware). Fortinet is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California.</p>
<p>Media contacts</p>
<p>Yvonne Cheong David Frost
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